Fenway real estate and the neighborhood in general has been in in the middle of a dramatic transformation driven by the growth of the Longwood Medical area, as well as the elevating home prices of the adjoining South End and Back Bay. Up until a few years ago, it was the epicenter of off-campus college living, with many early 20th- century apartment buildings. Boylston Street extension, formerly primarily the home of many service stations and rock n' roll band rehearsal spaces, is now home to high-end rental buildings as well as the huge new Pierce luxury condo buildings.
Have a meal or a drink at one of The Fenway’s great fabulous restaurants and Bars. Catch some music at House of Blues or the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Plus, of course, take in a baseball game at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
The Fenway takes its name from The Fens, a swamp which once existed in that location. Frederick Law Olmstead, who created Central Park in NYC, redeveloped that part of the area into parkland, which he integrated into his “Emerald Necklace”, the chain of parks that runs through Boston.
The Fenway is generally comprised of two areas: The East Fenway (sometimes called the Symphony area), which borders Back Bay and the South End. The area is served by the Prudential, Symphony and Northeastern stops of the green line.
It's bordered on the South by Huntington Ave (location of the BSO, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Northeastern University). The Symphony area is served by the Prudential, Symphony and Northeastern stops of the Green Line E branch.
Across the park, the tree-lined West Fenway is bordered on the North by Commonwealth Ave and Brookline Ave, which join at Kenmore Square. Fenway Park is located here. Tons of shopping and higher-end residences here.
On foot, it’s easily accessible to Back Bay and the Longwood Medical Area. By car, easy access to Storrow drive will take you west to the Mass Pike or east to I-93.